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Coromandel Outdoor Language Centre

English Language School

COLC is a small boutique English Language school in one of the most beautiful parts of New Zealand.  The school has been operating for 25 years and has experienced staff who look for ways to use our environment and community in your learning.  We are an adult school with a minimum age of 16 years.
We teach communicative English in small classes and we believe in "Learning by Doing". We have an extensive activity program that encourages students to practice the language they are learning in everyday situations.
This is a small safe town and the small size of the school allows us to create a warm family atmosphere, and it is this family feeling that we are often best remembered for.
COLC is rated as a category one school by NZQA.

Contact Coromandel Outdoor Language Centre
Physical address

21 Robinson Rd
3510 Whitianga
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Phone numbers

+64 7 866 4802

  • Number of students: 50
  • Number of international students: 50
  • Male and Female

Qualifications available

  • English language

School features

  • Academic guidance
  • English language support
  • Homestay placement service
  • International student services
  • Wifi on campus


  • Homestay
This school is situated in a renovated Kauri villa with a large lawn and garden area. It is situated directly across the road from the water, in a town that is a popular holiday destination. We have a volleyball court outside and a table tennis table inside. There is a kitchen available for the students and free Wifi is available throughout the school. We teach surf courses in the summer, and there are 25 beaches within 30 mins of the school. COLC runs an Open Night every Wednesday evening, which is a social event that encourages all students to get to know each other.
The Coromandel, with pristine beaches, native forests and laid-back vibe, is one of New Zealand’s most popular and best-loved holiday destinations.

A binocular’s view across the gulf from Auckland, the Coromandal is everything that a big city isn’t. Cloaked in native rainforest with dazzling white sand beaches, it is rustic, unspoiled and relaxed. Activities and attractions are plentiful. You might choose skydiving in Whitianga or a guided sea kayak tour around the coast.

You could take a walk in the coolness of the pristine bush - the Coromandel is a walker’s paradise – or simply sit and relax in a warm bubbling pool at Hot Water Beach.

The Coromandel is the home of many artists and craftspeople. Pop into their studios – you’re welcome to visit – and pick up a unique piece of art or pottery to take home with you. It’s also the home of many events and concerts that draw locals and visitors alike to this remarkable place. Staying in the Coromandel is easy. Most of the accommodation providers have found themselves spectacular locations so whether your tastes are for the upmarket or the simple, you’ll find a room – or tent site – with an amazing view.
Main centres: 



Coromandel Town, Hot Water Beach, Paeroa, Tairua, The Coromandel, Waihi, Whangamata, Whitianga

Regional information provided by Tourism New Zealand
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